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      Redirect plots and images to postscript printer.


Calling Sequence

      psinit [,num]


      num = Postscript printer number. in
        This may alternately be any unique string in the
        printer description displayed using /LIST.

Keyword Parameters


        /FULL to use full page in portrait mode (def=top half).
        /LANDSCAPE to do plot in landscape mode.
        /COLOR means do color PostScript (def is B&W).
        /AUTOCOLOR means automatically set color mode for a
          color PS printer. Must have the word color in the
          printer description line.
        CFLAG=flag Returned color flag: 0=B&W, 1=Color mode.
        FILE=f redirect plot to a specified file. The default
          is idl.ps in the local directory.
        DEFAULT=dn Set default printer number (def=0).
          Stays in effect for IDL session.
        MARGIN = [left, right, bottom, top] sets margins (inches).
          May give as few values as needed. For left margin only
          may just use MAR=xxx, otherwise give an array.
        WINDOW = [xmin, xmx, ymin, ymx] sets window (inches).
          Must give all 4 values.
        /CENTIMETERS interpreted margin or window values in cm.
        /DOUBLE to do plot in double thickness.
        /VECTOR to use vector fonts instead of postscript fonts.
        /ORIGIN plots a mark at the page origin.
        /QUIET turns off psinit messages.
        /LIST_PRINTERS lists available printers and their numbers.
        COMMENT=txt comment to print with the time stamp.
        CHARSIZE=csz Character size for comment (def=0.4).


Common Blocks




        Default is portrait mode, top half of page.
        Related routines:
        psterm - terminate postscript output and make plots.
        pspaper - plot norm. coord. system for curr. page setup.

Modification History

      R. Sterner, 2 Aug, 1989.
      R. Sterner, 22 May, 1990 --- converted to VMS.
      R. Sterner, 12 Oct, 1990 --- WINDOW keyword.
      R. Sterner, 20 Dec, 1990 --- added COMMENT keyword.
      R. Sterner, 6 Dec, 1991 --- added FILE= keyword.
      R. Sterner, 1995 May 3 --- Added /COLOR.
      R. Sterner, 1995 May 4 --- Added /AUTOCOLOR.
      R. Sterner, 1998 Jun 4 --- Added CHARSIZE.
      R. Sterner, 2012 Oct 31 --- Converted () to [] for arrays.
  Copyright (C) 1989, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
  This software may be used, copied, or redistributed as long as it is not
  sold and this copyright notice is reproduced on each copy made. This
  routine is provided as is without any express or implied warranties
  whatsoever. Other limitations apply as described in the file disclaimer.txt.

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